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Canisius in the News

WBEN-AM Radio 930 interviewed James Nowak on its morning broadcast about the ongoing delays in the FAFSA process. Canisius’ associate director of enrollment and financial aid explained how the university is working closely with students and families to provide “good faith financial aid estimates.” Click here to listen to the interview.

Canisius University was a proud sponsor of this year’s “Go Red for Women” event, which was co-chaired by First Lady Alison Stoute and Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance Linda Walleshauser.

The event was attended by more than 250 women and raised $100,000 in support of heart health initiatives for the American Heart Association. It also captured the attention of the local media.

Click here to watch the story that aired on WKBW-TV Channel 7.

Click here to watch the story that aired on WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

Submitted by: University Communications

Junior Achievement of WNY Looking for Volunteers

Junior Achievement of Western New York is looking for volunteers for its upcoming “JA in a Day” volunteer opportunity.

The event will take place Tuesday March 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Charter School for Applied Technologies.

Junior Achievement serves schools throughout the eight counties of WNY, and works to recruit volunteers to go into classrooms and after-school settings to deliver professionally developed, age-appropriate, financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship curriculum for students in grades K-12.

For more information, please reach out to Shana Richardson, Director of the New Buffalo Institute, at

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, director, New Buffalo Institute

Playoff Hockey and More, This Weekend of Griffs Athletics

It’s  a jam-packed weekend of home events for your Golden Griffins.

Starting at 3:00 p.m. today, Friday, March 1, Men’s Lacrosse hosts Cleveland State for their Home Opener. Free admission! Stop by the Demske Sports Complex and enjoy some great weather and great lacrosse.

Also tonight, at 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball hosts Mount St. Mary’s in a crucial matchup for MAAC Tournament seeding in the KAC. Tickets are $15 for reserved tickets or $10 for general admission for faculty and staff.

On Saturday, March 2, three great games are scheduled for the Golden Griffins:

Women’s Lacrosse hosts University of Detroit-Mercy at 11:00 a.m. on the “Demske Beach.” Both teams are raffling off gear each quarter for everyone in attendance. Free women’s basketball tickets for everyone in attendance.

Women’s Basketball hosts Rider for Senior Day at 1:00 p.m. in the KAC. Salute your graduating Griffs. Tickets are $5.

Playoff Hockey returns to Buffalo as Canisius hosts Mercyhurst at LECOM Harborcenter at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The action continues on Sunday, March 3 when Men’s Basketball hosts their Senior Day against Rider, in a potential MAAC Tournament preview. Support your Men’s Basketball seniors by visiting the KAC at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics

LEGO Makerspace is Back

Please join us in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library Friday, March 15, 2024 between 1:00 – 3:00 PM to continue working on the LEGO Disney Castle set OR build something engaging and fun to be displayed in Science Hall.

Contact Yvonne Widenor at for more information.

This event is open to students, faculty, and staff.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor, Art History, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius



Capturing Stories of Hope

Canisius student Sarah Lynch ’24and Thomas Pauloz (Boston College ’24) will be premiering the film they produced this summer in Los Angeles about Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation center in the world. It will debut this coming Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. in Old Main 203 to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Thank you to Professor John Kryder who was their mentor on this trip, providing assistance with the filming process, feedback while editing the film, and everything in between.

This project would not have been possible without him, as well as many others who supported their film.

Submitted by: Sarah Lynch, Student, Communication